Writing Prompt: Doll and Cradle

Write as much as you can in fifteen minutes using two words given to you. Words may be reused, but the writing/story will always be different.

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Writing Prompt: Doll and Cradle

Victoria stepped into the nursery for what felt like the hundredth time that night. She couldn’t shake the feeling that something was wrong. She’d had the feeling since Marie and Tabitha were born, but not as strong as she was feeling tonight. 

She looked over at both cradles and warning bells immediately went off in her head. One of the cradles was pushed against the other cradle. She slowly walked toward them. She wasn’t sure what she was going to find. She let out a breath when she found both girls sound asleep in one cradle and their dolls in the other.

She knew she should worry about the fact that the girls had been in their own cribs with their dolls on opposite sides of the rooms. RIght now, she was just thankful that they were safe and sound. She checked to make sure the window was secure before leaving the room. 

She almost ran into Drew as she was leaving the room. He grabbed her to keep her steady. He had startled her so bad that she almost fell. They stood like that for just a few moments before either of them spoke.

“I woke up to find the bed and my arms empty. Are you okay my love?”

“Yes. Just checking on the girls.”

“Love, we talked about this. You have to relax. It’s all going to work out for the best.”

“I wish I had your confidence. These are our babies. If anything happens, what will we do?”

“Vic, it’s going to happen eventually. Wouldn’t you rather it happen now so that we can contain the situation and keep them safe?”

“They are barely two years old! How are they supposed to handle things they don’t understand at all?”

“They aren’t. That’s why we are here. We can protect them as they come into it all.”

“I know. I know you’re right. I was just hoping that we had more time. I knew it was going to happen eventually. Especially with as powerful as our families are.”

Without warning, Drew pulled Victoria into his arms. She had no idea how much she needed to feel his touch until his arms were around her and his hand was stroking her hair. Without warning, a tear slipped from her eye. Before she knew it, she was bawling onto his shoulder. They stayed like that for a few minutes. She was just starting to feel embarrassed when she heard a thump in the nursery. 

They both released each other and bolted into the room. What they found took the breath out of Victoria. Marie and Tabitha were laying on the floor kicking their legs in the air and laughing. Hovering above them were their dolls. The dolls were dancing. Drew and Victoria made eye contact.

“Well, love, at least it’s not more sinister.”

“Drew! What if they released their hold on the dolls and the dolls came crashing down on them? What if we were still asleep? That’s it! I’m demanding we move their cribs to our room.”

“Love. You have to stop. If you worry too much, they will pick up on it. Who knows what that will do tho their powers.”

“Oh my god! You’re absolutely right! I might be hurting our babies! How cruel can I be!”

“Love! Stop it! You’re doing a great job!”

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